Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar is the first player to score 50 Test centuries

It is a matter of great pleasure for the fans of Sachin Tendulkar as their star player became the first player to score 50 centuries in Test cricket. This memorable test century came against South Africa on the fourth day of the first test match at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

With a triple figures score, Sachin Tendulkar helped his team fighting back against South Africa. He reached his latest century on the fourth day of the opening Test match. He scored unbeaten 107 runs including 13 fours and 1 six facing 226 balls.

However, India needs 30 runs more to make the home team bat again.

Scoring an unbeaten century against South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar, the thirty-seven-year-old player, has proved once again that he is still fit enough to continue his game.

Sachin Tendulkar reached four major milestones this year. He became the first player to score a double-century in ODI in February and six months later played in a record 169th Test. He reached an unprecedented 14,000 Test runs in October.

Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in both Test and ODI formats of cricket game. He has also 46 ODI centuries and 17598 runs at an average of 45.12. Except him, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis are the only active players to have scored more than 10,000 Test runs. But no one has scored more than 39 Test centuries.

It is the time to see how long he can carry his record.